However much we speculate, new head coach Mauricio Pochettino will have his own ideas regarding transfer targets this summer but at the same time, there will be certain players in the ranks who he will be desperate to keep.
Earlier in the week, Jan Vertoghen said that he was happy to stay at the club no matter who came in as manager but there’s been no such clarification from Hugo Lloris and that has led to a host of rumours linking our keeper with a summer switch.
According to one source, a number of French clubs are monitoring the situation including the top two – Monaco and PSG. Both Madrid sides have also been linked and Atletico may well be in need of a new stopper with stories claiming Thibaut Courtois is ready to move back to parent club Chelsea.
Those reports go on to name Fraser Forster and David Marshall among the likely replacements but losing Lloris so early in his tenure would be a huge blow to the new coach. Hopefully he will be making discussions with the Frenchman a priority after this summer’s World Cup.